Selvaraj, M. and Maruthan, K. and Palraj, S. and Venkatachari, G. (2010) Preparation and characterization of thermally stable epoxy-titanate coatings. Progress in Organic Coatings, 67. pp. 339-347. ISSN 0021-8995

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Epoxy-polyamide coatings are used to protect metallic substrates in corrosive atmosphere. Thermal stability of the coating can be improved by the addition of inorganic cross-linking agent. Epoxy resin is incorporated with small percentage of silicone resin and cured with two types of hardeners such as polyamide and butyl titanate. The physical properties, heat resistance properties and electrochemical impedance behaviour of these coatings on steel in 0.5M NaCl solution have been studied. The result implies that the heat resistant character of the titanate-cured coating is increased from 260 to 370 ◦C. The impedance study has shown that the coating resistance exerted by both the systems is in the range of 105 �cm2 after 6 days of immersion in 0.5M NaCl. FTIR and Raman spectroscopy analysis confirm the presence of titanate linkage in the cured polymer coating. Thermal stability data indicate that the epoxy silicone resin cured with titanate hardener possesses higher thermal stability than that cured by polyamide hardener.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organic coatings; Curing; EIS; FTIR, Raman, DSC, TGA and DTA; Titanate; Polymer coating
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2012 08:37
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2012 08:37

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